from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several forces, especially the ionic bond, covalent bond, and metallic bond, by which atoms or ions are bound in a molecule or crystal.
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- noun chemistry Any of several
attractive forcesthat serve to bind atomstogether to form molecules
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- noun an electrical force linking atoms
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